ESN FINT is a local section of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) at the central campus of Tampere University. Our name stands for Finns and Internationals in Tampere (FINT). We are a non-profit student organization that provides quality free-time activities for all internationally-minded students and in Tampere. ESN FINT was founded in 2009 with registration taking place in 2010. It was preceded by ESN TAMY which was founded in 1998 as a part of TAMY. ESN FINT provides quality free-time activities for all exchange students, international degree students, and local students.
Who are we for?
Any student who wants an international company! We want to facilitate all intercultural communication in our University and in Tampere!
- Homecoming students
The students who are returning from exchange are being supported in the reintegration process in their home countries by helping them keep in contact with an international environment. Many local sections are set up by former exchange students, often because they have had good experiences during their exchange period or because they felt a lack of help during their exchange. They also understand better the issues and challenges of a foreign environment.
- Exchange students
Current exchange students often face problems (and feel abandoned) in their new environments. Therefore ESN offers help in the academic, social, and practical integration process. This is mainly done through activities which include cultural and social events such as trips, movie nights, language groups etc., and last but not least, parties.
- International degree students
At the University of Tampere, we also have many students who stay here for a longer period to get a degree. For them, ESN FINT offers an environment to meet locals AND also other foreigners.